Common Name: Hardy geranium
Cultivar: 'Johnson's Blue'
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade, Shade
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Chalky/alkaline, Dry, Moist
Time to divide plants: March to May
Flowering period: May to August
This cranesbill is smothered from mid-summer to autumn with lots of large, dark-veined, lavender-blue flowers that fade to pearl grey as they mature. It is an informal-looking, slightly sprawling plant that looks best allowed to make a dense patch of attractive ground cover with its masses of elegant divided leaves. A superb plant for a cottage garden or informal border where it is close to its neighbours, and is particularly good teamed with old fashioned roses. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
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